In a first official look, Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive picture from the Assassin’s Creed movie starring actor Michael Fassbender.
As you can see from the picture above, Fassbender is in full Assassin’s regalia with another unknown character. Both characters are also sporting gnarly facial tattoos.
The actor had some things to say about his experiences with the Assassin’s Creed games, “I hadn’t played it before these guys approached me,” Fassbender said. “I’ve played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character.” he said to Entertainment Weekly.
In the movie he plays Callum Lynch, which isn’t a character from the video game franchise but an all-new one for the movie adaptation.
“We’re striving to find something special,” Fassbender said. “We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We’re really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We’re working hard to make this something special.”
The film also stars Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and is directed by Justin Kerzel. The movie will hit theaters in the United States on December 21, 2016.
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